Legal Affairs and Human Rights


Rapporteur strongly condemns death sentences issued in Gaza

Titus Corlăţean, PACE General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, has strongly condemned the death sentences recently issued in the Hamas-run Gaza strip (Palestinian Authority). More

Rapporteur calls on Polish Public Television to withdraw its suit against Ombudsman

Lord Richard Balfe, rapporteur on “Ombudsman institutions in Europe - the need for a set of common standards”, reacted to the defamation lawsuit filed by Polish Public Television against the Polish Ombudsman, Adam Bodnar. More

Protecting human rights during transfers of prisoners

Unacceptable conditions during transfers of prisoners may amount to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights, the Committee on Legal Affairs underlined. More

PACE rapporteur deeply concerned about Murat Arslan's conviction

Raphaël Comte today reacted to the conviction of Turkish judge Murat Arslan, winner of the 2017 PACE Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize, who on Friday was sentenced by a first-instance court in Ankara to ten years in prison. More

Two rapporteurs condemn the latest alleged murder, torture and illegal detention of LGBTI persons in Chechnya

Frank Schwabe and Piet De Bruyn today condemned the recent alleged attacks on the LGBTI community in Chechnya, during which two people were reportedly tortured to death and around forty detained by the authorities. More

Improving follow-up to Anti-Torture Committee recommendations

Stressing the essential role of parliaments in promoting the work of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture, the committee made proposals to ensure better implementation of CPT recommendations. More